Fuel additives

Discussion in 'UK Finance' started by Lez Pawl, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Lez Pawl

    Lez Pawl Guest

    Does anyone here use an additive in their diesel engine.

    My diesel is over 100K miles and I thought would an additive help with
    economy etc.
     
    Lez Pawl, Jan 23, 2010
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  2. Lez Pawl

    Rob Graham Guest

    Mine's 130K and I don't.

    Rob Graham
     
    Rob Graham, Jan 23, 2010
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  3. Most of them seem to be snake oil.
     
    Jonathan Bryce, Jan 23, 2010
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  4. Lez Pawl

    Lez Pawl Guest

    well almost, having read a few reports most (the well known ones) are just
    grades of detergents.
     
    Lez Pawl, Jan 23, 2010
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  5. Lez Pawl

    thomas Guest

    You could try Shells super-v leaded - Its a couple of p per litre more
    however its supposed to lubricate the diesel pump, improve emmissions,
    performance and mpg.
    No harm in filling up just the once - I use the super-v unleaded and the
    improved MPG makes a no difference in cost at the end of the day (around
    2mpg better but more costly per litre) however I think the cars slightly
    more responsive and the other benefits also help
     
    thomas, Jan 23, 2010
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  6. Most independent tests show that the extra performance effect of these
    premium fuels is just a placebo effect.
     
    Jonathan Bryce, Jan 23, 2010
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  7. Lez Pawl

    thomas Guest

    so try it once and see for yourself

     
    thomas, Jan 25, 2010
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